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About 500 people fall ill with measles in Lviv region during first week of November

It is reported that 78% of the sick children were not vaccinated
19:20, 12 November 2018

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489 people got sick with measles in Lviv region over the first week of November, 489 people got sick with measles as the press service of Lviv regional Lab Center reported.

"In Lviv region, during one week (November 1 – November 7), 489 cases of measles, including 373 cases with children under the age of 17 or 76,% and 116 cases with the adults (23,7%) were spotted," the message said.

Related: 3-year-old child dies due to measles in Ukraine's Lviv region

Children aged from five to nine maker the vast majority of those infected; 78% of them were not vaccinated. 323 people were hospitalized.

As we reported, since the beginning of 2018, 15 people, including eleven children and four adults have died from measles.

Related: No measles epidemic in Ukraine, just occasional outbreaks, - Health Ministry

The number of cases of measles in January-September 2018 has increased 17 times in comparison with the same period of time in 2017.

Earlier, 45 school students and a pregnant teacher got sick with measles in Rukshyna village, Chernivtsi region, southwestern Ukraine. Later, it turned out that the majority of the affected were not vaccinated.

Related: Measles cases reach record level in Europe

Moreover, 53 children fell ill with measles in Petranka village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine.

Besides, 28 children got sick with measles in one of the Vinnytsia region's schools. The measles outbreak is related to the fact that parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

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